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Monday, October 31, 2011



 From JMonster...the penguin!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Have you found pinterest?  I did...I wish I didn't. :o)  But I'm gonna pin my logo!  Feel free to pin it, too! won't recognize it.  Darn.

Any suggestions?

Friday, October 28, 2011

One last try...the final leg of our infertility journey

If you are new to our journey, go to that little tab at the top of the page marked My Infertility Journey.  Go on now, catch up!  We'll wait!

I'm not at home right now so I cannot post any pics.

And I'm working on a pc laptop that seems to jump all over the page.

But that is not the big news.

The big news is that we are attempting our final FET cycle...that's frozen embryo transfer for all of you newbies.

Right now we are experiencing our mock month.
It's kind of like a practice month, but with lots of tests.

Did I mention that there are lots of tests?

Oh, and hormones.
LOTS of hormones.

The actual transfer should take place sometime in late November or early December.

I'll definitely keep y'all informed!

Will you pray for us?
I am nervous that it won't work.
I'm also nervous that it will.
Or that it will and we'll end up with twins! 

What we want is God's will.
That is sufficient.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

We've moved!

If you've been wondering where I've been...
Why I haven't been posting...
What life is like for me...

We moved!
(And I'm still homeschooling!  And am still a wife.  And a mom.  And...)

We're now leasing a home about 20 minutes from where we were.

It's not huge.
It's not small!
It is a perfect place for our family in this phase of our lives.

Maybe I'll post a pic or two when the boxes are cleaned out!
As I sit here at the computer, though, I look around and see a kitchen full of healthy foods.
I can hear The Rev watching a documentary in the living room.
I can picture Skipper sleeping on his pillow by the couch.
JMonster is asleep upstairs in his adorable penguin room.
(You DO remember he is obsessed with penguins, right!?!)

All is right with the world...

Meet Skipper!

I mentioned in my last post that JMonster is not allergic to dogs, right?

That meant, in his mind, we were getting a dog.

And he knew exactly which one!

When the doctor said he wasn't allergic, he leaned over and whispered in my ear,
"Mommy, can we stop at the horse barn on the way home and get the cocker spaniel?"

We didn't.

But not long after...we did!

And after much debate about names, we have SKIPPER!
Named after one of the penguins in Penguins of Madagascar.
Because JMonster is obsessed with penguins, remember?

Here is Skipper!

He is 2 years old and a rescue dog.

We've had him neutered and a cherry eye removed.

He is a sweetie and a fabulous addition to our family!

Welcome Skipper!

Monday, October 24, 2011

JMonster's Food Allergy Update

After the big cookie fiasco we made an appointment with a local allergist.

We have wanted to take JMonster to an allergist for a couple of years, but it was going to cost thousands of dollars so we put it off.

With our new insurance it only cost $15.


The results?

JMonster is SEVERELY allergic to peanuts now.
(He had been at the moderate level.)

He is now moderate to severe for walnuts and pecans.
(He had been slightly allergic.)

The good news?

He is NOT allergic to dogs!

(although cats are about the same as peanuts...go figure!)

Just take the picture Mommy!  And no, I don't need a haircut!